More signing up to Reuse Month 2017

More signing up to Reuse Month 2017


The Southern Region Waste Management Office is supporting the local authority in changing attitudes to old and disused objects, while encouraging people to repurpose, donate, sell or repair items.

TEN local authorities, 23 events, 31 days, hundreds of books, thousands of reusable coffee cups plus any number of up-cycled clothes, furniture pieces and bicycles all add up to very little in terms of waste, but equate to a very busy Reuse Month 2017 in the Southern Region.

More people than ever are signing up for creative workshops, visiting inspiring exhibitions and investing in a reusable coffee cup or water bottle this October following the success of last year’s inaugural Reuse Month across the region’s ten local authorities.

Reuse Month is part of a nationwide initiative to change attitudes to old and disused objects, while encouraging people to repurpose, donate, sell or repair items.

Clare County Council is one of the ten local authorities hosting workshops, talks and demonstrations to inspire citizens to actively engage in reuse at a practical level.

Among the many events to be found on as part of Reuse Month 2017, is a Community Garden Up-cycling Workshop led by Mark Wilson, East Clare Community Co-op from 10am to 1pm on Saturday October 21, and Saturday October 28, 2017.

There will also be thought provoking and creative displays in public spaces; reuse book boxes in libraries and public offices all across the county; and a social media campaign that will keep people informed and engaged through Facebook and Twitter


Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.